Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear

Published Mar 26 2012, 12:34 BST  |  By and Lewis Corner

Listen to our ten favourite new songs, including Paloma Faith, Justin Bieber, Spiritualized and Azealia Banks.

Paloma Faith: 'Picking Up The Pieces' (released May 20)
It's been three years since Paloma Faith released her critically acclaimed debut Do You Want The Truth or Something Beautiful?, but in pop years that's considered a lifetime. 'Picking Up The Pieces' is an anthemic trailer of sweeping strings and relentless drums, though somehow still feels as intimate as her previous work. RC



Justin Bieber: 'Boyfriend'
We're just going to admit it: we're a fan of Justin Bieber's new single. Yes, there are dodgy lyrics involving Buzz Lightyear and something about eating fondue, but don't underestimate the power of a simple yet addictive chorus and Bieber's Timberlake-esque flow. RC



Azealia Banks: 'F**k Up The Fun' (released N/A)
Harlem's rhyme-spitting princess Azealia Banks has officially previewed enough potential hits to get everybody in the music industry salivating for her debut LP. Her latest cut - a collaboration with Diplo - hears the star tongue-whip lyrics over bouncy marching band beats. Unfortunately we have to wait until September for the rest of the album. LC



Spiritualized: 'Hey Jane'
Jason Pierce and Co return after a four-year break with the first cut from their new LP Sweet Heart Sweet Light. The gritty, bluesy melody of 'Hey Jane' makes for one of their more instant hits; though the accompanying music video, which features drag artist Tyra Sanchez, is not for the faint-hearted. RC



Tulisa: 'Young' (released May 6)
We have to admit that debuting a new single that includes the lyrics, "Forgive me for what I have done, 'cause I'm young," in the same week as appearing in a leaked sex tape is a tad suspect. But when the song is a massive club-storming Ibiza anthem, we don't really care. LC



Bright Light Bright Light: 'Waiting For The Feeling' (out now)
It's a fact that house music is dominating 'the scene' right now and so it's only natural for every Tom, Dick and Harry to have a shot at becoming the club's next dancefloor dominator. Not all can pull it off, but Bright Light Bright Light can and does. 'Waiting For The Feeling' is a summer-ready ode to anticipated love with a very nice bit of Italo-house piano. LC



Eva Simons: 'I Don't Like You' (out now)
Following the rise and fall of Eva's debut single 'Silly Boy' back in 2009, the Dutch star is back to have another shot at popstardom. 'I Don't Like You' is a rather blunt statement that finds Eva splitting away from a relationship over house synths and big beats, showing that there's no messing with this singer both personally and professionally. LC



Violet (Pixie Geldof): 'Y.O.U' (released May 7)
Pixie Geldof recently revealed her music (and band's name) is heavily inspired by Courtney Love-fronted group Hole. Unsurprisingly, their debut single 'Y.O.U' sounds strikingly similar to '90s rockers' work: dark, moody and extremely fragile. RC



Ren Harvieu - Open Your Arms (released April 23)
After catching the attention of critics with her debut single 'Through The Night', Salford-born Ren Harvieu returns with the more radio-friendly 'Open Up Your Arms'; though her voice continues to sound as timeless as ever. RC



Lonsdale Boys Club: 'Light Me Up' (released May 14)
Lonsdale Boys Club (or LBC, if we're going to be lazy about it) have gained a noticeable fanbase over the past few months. Being picked up by Take That's Gary Barlow and supporting Olly Murs's recent UK arena tour has surely played a part, but we have a feeling the three-piece's mix of funky guitar and bop-inducing beats is also responsible. LC



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